The Mill Adelaide - Australia // ilDance - Sweden
The Mill and ilDance formed a formal relationship at the end of 2014. Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, ilDance is an independent and international contemporary dance company and production coordinating collective. ilDance’s artistic directors, Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer bring an exciting international presence to Adelaide having performed with and choreographed for some of the world’s top dance companies including Sasha Waltz & Guests (Berlin), Emanuel Gat (Israel), and the Gothenburg Opera (Sweden) as well as teaching for international companies including DV8 (UK), the Royal Swedish Ballet School, Sydney Dance Company and Australian Dance Theatre.
In 2015 the two artistic directors: Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer mentored The Mill's Choreographic Futures Residency and developed new work through the program.
In 2016, Artistic Director Amber Cronin spent time on residency for ilDance's Summer Program, and for the first time through collaboration with the Mill, ilDance hosted two South Australian dance graduates as part of the 10 participants in the project.
ilDance is in the midst of developing a structure for the future that would facilitate and allow for continued artistic and personal meeting between young dance artists from Sweden and Australia.
Lee Brummer: "Through our joint work with The Mill, the constant exchange happening both in Sweden and in Australia we aim to have an ongoing, long term collaboration which creates platforms and networks that independent dancers, artists and makers can benefit from in both countries."
Both The Mill and ilDance are committed to sharing the vast and diverse knowledge experience and network which The Mill and ilDance attain with different individuals and organisations in both countries, and aim to be able to facilitate activities for exchange and mutual experiences between artists in both Australia and Sweden.
Lee Brummer: "Additionally for Israel and myself as artists, we are very interested in these meetings with local artists in Australia inside the studio as well as outside. We are excited and interested to keep creating work in Aus, being inspired by the dancers (both emerging and experienced) with whom we work and through this continue to explore our individual artistic practices."